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04/27/2023 – The City of Owasso will hire J.J. Dossett to the position of Assistant to the City Manager. In holding this position, Mr.Dossett will be responsible for duties and support functions within the Office of the City Manager. He will serve as staff liaison for the Capital Improvement Committee, Public Information Officer for internal and external communications, and will provide support on Legislative policy analysis, as well as other duties. Mr. Dossett will start his employment with the City in December, 2023.

J.J. Dossett grew up in Owasso and graduated from Owasso High School in 2002. He enlisted in the Oklahoma Air National Guard when he was 18 and has completed over 20 years of service to the 219th Engineering and Installation Squadron and the 138th Fighter Wing. After finishing his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in 2006, J.J. was a teacher and coach at Owasso High School for 10 years. In 2016 he was elected to Oklahoma State Senate District 34 where he served two terms. SD 34 included the communities of Owasso, Collinsville, Skiatook, Sperry, and part of East Tulsa. In 2021, Mr. Dossett completed his Master of Science in Educational Leadership/School Administration. J.J. and his wife Ashley have four sons and are proud members of the Owasso community.

Mr. Dossett commented, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve my community with the City of Owasso. Service to my country, state, and community have always been a passion of mine and I look forward to joining the mission of serving the people of Owasso where real people, real character, and real community matters.

Mr. Dossett’s hiring will continue the ongoing transition in leadership at the City of Owasso. At the January 17, 2023 Owasso City Council meeting, the Council voted 5-0on a resolution accepting the retirement of Owasso’s City Manager, Warren Lehr, and extending a future offer for the position of City Manager to Assistant City Manager Chris Garrett.